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Glitter is a hodgepodge of movie cliches and bad acting that's sure to generate unintentional laughs. Unfortunately, the movie is not bad enough to be good.



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The story of a gifted young singer, Billie Frank, who overcomes a turbulent childhood and struggles to find her true identity and voice. During her childhood, Billie is abandoned by her drug-addicted mother and is remanded to an orphanage. Years later, Billie is discovered by charismatic, irresistible "bad boy" DJ Julian Dice who hears her demo and, floored by her talent, gets her a record deal. She soon falls for him and he becomes her partner, producer and lover. With Dice, she begins an exciting but often volatile and precarious journey as she struggles through her personal and professional life, riding the roller coaster to superstardom. However, conflicts with Dice hold her back and she ultimately must begin to escape his influence and find her own style.

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Mariah Carey
as Billie Frank
Da Brat
as Louise
Tia Texada
as Roxanne
Isabel Gomes
as Young Billie
Ed Sahely
as Francois
James Allodi
as Video Director
Damon D'Oliveira
as Movie Producer
Marcia Bennett
as Caseworker
Abdul Shawish
as Iranian Cabbie
Chris Tessaro
as Stage Manager
Courtnie Beceiro
as Young Roxanne
Lindsey Pickering
as Young Louise
Kim Roberts
as Mrs. Wilson
Bill Sage
as Billie's Father
Tim Burd
as Engineer
Brian Heighton
as Photographer
Matthew Olver
as Photographer
Colleen Bennett
as Photographer
J.C. Kenny
as Photographer
Claire Burton
as Photographer
Kyle Thrash
as Young Boy
Sonya Hensley
as Production Assistant
Anthony Ashbee
as Maitre d'
Tanya Kim
as News Reporter
Jeni Anderson
as Club Girl
Michael Egan
as Phone Booth Boy
Judi Mark
as Demo Tape Woman
Kate McNeil
as Karen Diana
Craig "Radioman" Castaldo
as Radioman Street Bum
Neisha Folkes
as Choreographer
Lionel Alston Williams
as Lillian's Band Member
Mark Mclean
as Lillian's Band Member
John T. Davis
as Lillian's Band Member
Rich Brown
as Dice's Band Member
Dan Sutcliffe
as Billie's Dancer
Mike Jackson
as Billie's Dancer
Amy Todd
as Billie's Dancer
Michelle Carbery
as Billie's Dancer
Craig Estrella
as Billie's Band Member
Carlos M. Morgan
as Billie's Band Member
Pharaoh Lambert
as Billie's Band Member
Andrew Craig
as Billie's Band Member
Joe Heslip
as Billie's Band Member
Simon Craig
as Billie's Band Member
Joel Joseph
as Billie's Band Member
David Meinke
as Music Video Dancer
Martin Samuel
as Music Video Dancer
Rhett George
as Music Video Dancer
Louis Paquette
as Music Video Dancer
Takeshi Yamamoto
as Breakdancer
Corrie Daniel
as Breakdancer
Paul Cantuba
as Breakdancer
Tony Thompson
as Breakdancer
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Critic Reviews for Glitter

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Audience Reviews for Glitter

Mariah Carey = super cliche movie.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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When I worked at a video story we kept this film in the horror section. Nuff Said.

Hogans Hero
Hogans Hero

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Pretty lame.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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[font=Arial][color=darkred]It must be seen to be believed. A new college crap-fest drinking game has begun. Begin the 'Glitter' midnight shows! A new age is upon us! Forget the BC/AD time change, this is larger. Our land will now be known in two segments of time, Before 'Glitter' and After 'Glitter'. It truly is the dawn of a new age. Here are a few handful of 'Glitter's bon-mots it serves up to its audience :[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]-Mariah Carrey is shown leaving her real mom (black mom too) at age 8 with her kitten. Somewhere through 'Glitter' she has a fight with her boyfriend and takes her cat (yes the very same immortal cat that must have been pushing 20) and leaves.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]-She has a fight with said boyfriend and they both try and write a love song to show their remorse. Except they BOTH come up with the EXACT same song word for word, note for note, and NO ONE thinks this is the creepiest thing ever.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]-The movie freakin' ends with Carrey's boyfriend getting shot and killed. Yes, this is truly how the thing ends. Oh, like any of you cared about plot spoilers anyway.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]-Da Brat is in it for "comic relief."[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=#8b0000][/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=#8b0000]-The movie is inexplicably set in the 1980s for no reason.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]No wonder Carrey was shipped into the Looney bin. Anyone would have to be crazy thinking 'Glitter' ever remotely resembled art. It's so bad it's awesome to watch. Bring some friends over, open up some alcohol, and let the fun times begin.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]Nate's Grade: F, like it matters though[/color][/font]

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

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